Even though he missed nearly all of the final quarter of the 2015 season, it's fair to say Mark Teixeira had a strong comeback year for the Yankees. He adapted to frequent shifts, not by pulling the ball less, but rather by blasting it out of the park. In just 111 games, Teixeira hit 31 home runs -- his highest total in four years. There are still concerns heading into 2016, including Teixeira's recovery from the stress fracture in his right leg and the emergence of Greg Bird as a potential replacement at first base. He falls just outside the top 12 at his position and will likely slide to the middle rounds of standard mixed league drafts.
Yankees catcher John Ryan Murphy took grounders at first base Tuesday, the New York Post reports. With rookie Greg Bird struggling against left-handed pitching and Mark Teixeira out for the season, the Yankees are looking for a right-handed option to potentially see some starts at first base. If the team feels comfortable enough with his defensive abilities, Murphy could draw a start there either in the final week of the regular season or in the playoffs.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will miss the remainder of the season after an MRI revealed a stress fracture in his leg, the team announced. Teixeira hit .255 with 31 home runs and 79 RBI in 392 at-bats this season.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira continues to struggle with the bone bruise that has bothered him since mid-August, and his status remains in question, per LoHud.com. "My leg just doesn't really work right now," Teixeira said. Teixeira is planning to undergo more tests Friday, but he can't walk pain-free and has been experiencing nerve issues in his leg. He has compiled a slash line of .255/.357/.548 with 31 home runs and 79 RBI in just 392 at-bats this season.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday he is not sure if first baseman Mark Teixeira will be able to return this season, reports MLB.com. Teixeira received two more injections in his leg. Teixeira is on the disabled list after suffering a bone bruise in his leg.
The Yankees could wait no longer for slugging first baseman Mark Teixeira to get healthy. They have announced that they have placed him on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 27. A leg injury has prevented Teixeira from playing for more than a week and might have contributed to an 0-for-11 skid before he was removed from the lineup. Teixeira had been enjoying a renaiassance year. He compiled a slash line of .255/.357/.548 with 31 home runs and 79 RBI in just 392 at-bats.